On Thursday night my husband surprised me....and I wasn't quite certain I was up for it. With evenings still in the mid-eighties, we were usually found in front of fans either reading or slowing down from the day by watching totally mindless television. I was in the process of the wind-down, when he suggested a visit to Ohio Music Shop in Kent for open mic night. Each musician played three songs while we listened, enjoyed and sketched in theater-style seating in an air-conditioned environment. What a rare treat! My usual sketchbook was not in my bag, so I made do with this small notepad. The parts of the faces not visible were behind the microphone...no matter. All in all, a perfect evening...fine music, sketching and cold beverages.